Included in the Platinum Edition are three titles:SpellForce: The Order of Dawn In a world beyond imagination... In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair.
User reviews: Very Positive (214 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
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"Intriguing Strategy/CRPG mix: This edition comes with The Order of Dawn, Shadow of the Phoenix and Breath of Winter => many hours of strategy fun!"

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“There haven't been a lot of games that manage to combine large scale strategy and role-playing together and be successful. Phenomic has made a damn good stab at it with this one though.”
8.2/10 – IGN

About This Game

Included in the Platinum Edition are three titles:

SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

In a world beyond imagination...


In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed - Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals.

Now, only a few years after the end of the Convocation, evil is back - stronger and more powerful than ever before - to finish what was started. Yet there is still hope. The prophecies tell of a human. A human damned to immortality, bound forever by the power of the blood runes…

Soon, the time will come when the power of one may change the destiny of many. For better or for worse...

SpellForce: Shadow of the Phoenix

By means of an enslaved god's life essence a dark necromancer is trying to reanimate the powerful circle mages and make them his unholy servants. Only the power of the Phoenix Stone will be able to prevent the returning of the Circle.


Thus the rune is summoned again to finally put an end to his former slave-masters.

But to free the special power of the Phoenix Stone, the blade of the Shadow Sword is required which is held by the rune warrior of Urgath. The two avatars need to combine their powers and work together to overcome this final enemy.

SpellForce: Breath of Winter

A Prince of Darkness, a Fial Darg, was set free through the Convocation and took over the reign over the Fire Empire. His whish is to bring the Renegades, the Gods of darkness, back to Eo.


For the Ritual, to make that happen, he needs the blood of a first-born Elve. But there is only one more left, Cenwen, the Elve Queen, who lives under the ice where she sings for the mighty dragon Aryn…

  • Innovative game design: The unique mixture of RTS and RPG elements offers a brand new game experience.
  • High degree of identification with the hero-avatar, whose skills and strengths can be improved by the player.
  • Click'n'Fight: This revolutionary control system guarantees instant action, the best possible overview and completely new tactical possibilities in battle.
  • 6 races - Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Dark Elves, Orcs and Trolls - that can be used simultaneously (!) to build settlements and fight battles and more than 30 different enemy races, from cowardly goblins to powerful demons, Fire Angels, Werewolfs and giant Ice Dragons.
  • A multitude of spells, divided into different categories of magic (white, black, elemental, etc.) and enchanted items
  • Awe-inspiring 3D-graphics with zoom levels from isometric to 1st-Person-views
  • Free game in SpellForce – The Breath of Winter: The Avatar can develop and upgrade his skills with every map he plays. This mode enables the player to try out other Avatars abilities without playing the main campaign again.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/2000/Vista 32 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB Ram or higher (1024 recommended)
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB Ram (GeForce 4Ti or higher) (256 MB Recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
133.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
"Spellforce" ist das mir einzige bekannte Spiel, dass RPG und Strategie so gut in sich vereint. Auf dieses Spiel kann eine ganze Menge Zeit verwendet werden, da man alle nur erdenklichen Kombinationen bei der Fertigkeitenwahl des Avatars probieren kann. Das Spiel hält dabei nicht nur epische Schlachten gegen Bosse offen, sondern ist sehr vielfältig, da den Spieler diverse Quests (Haupt-, sowie Nebenquests) erwarten, die Aufgaben an sich sehr spannend sind in Bezug zu ihrer Geschichte, aber auch nicht "nur rohe Aufgaben" eingebaut wurden. Die Graphik empfinde ich als sehr angenehm. (Ich bin allerdings auch kein sonderlicher Graphik-Fanatiker. Zudem sollte man das Alter des Spiels berücksichtigen.)

Das für mich Faszinierendste am gesamten Spiel ist und bleibt jedoch die Geschichte, die dahinter steckt. Sie ist sehr spannend und hält den Spieler bei der Rolle. SIe zieht sich zudem durch alle drei Teile von "Spellforce" (das Hauptspiel "The Order of Dawn" und die beiden Erweiterungen "Breath of Winter" und "Shadow of the Phoenix") durch, sodass die Geschichte von Teil zu Teil fortgeführt wird und die Story komplettiert. Es können jedoch alle drei Teile unabhängig gespielt werden, was ich aufgrund der faszinierenden Story nicht empfehle.
Daher kann ich nur sprichwörtlich sagen: "Das Spiel war und ist jeden einzelnen Penny wert." und kann es jedem nur empfehlen, sofern man etwas für das Genre offen hat.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
92.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
One of the first strategy games I started playing as a kid and loved.

The Spellforce universe holds a lot of potential and the Platinum Edition adds two expansions, the Breath of Winter and Shadow of the Phoenix.

The story is good for a real time strategy game, it follows the path of a rune warrior and his struggles to free the shattered lands of Eo and free himself from his bond with the Circle.

The gameplay is unique, I love it so much that I have played the Order of Dawn for years and seeing this edition on Steam was another reason to replay it. The base building was so refreshing in this game, using Rune monuments as the center for recruitment of armies and workers. Aside from the monuments dedicated to the humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, trolls and dark elves, there are also monuments for heroes that you can customize.

The way the six nations play out is simply amazing, each nations gathers resources in its own way and have different uses, for example, the humans and dwarves can double their iron income but the elves don’t even have a building for it, they counter this disadvantage with having the ability to build foresters that can rebuild forests and maintain a almost infinite supply of wood. These base building and army recruitment details really enhance the experience for RTS fans.

The customization of your characters and heroes’ weapons and skills also add to this, there are also a huge variety of weapons, armor and spells to choose from as you go through the game. The way you play the game really rewards you with different situations, I prefer the warrior gameplay but after playing as a mage I did find it more of a challenge to get through the game. To add to this, there’s also a fantastic soundtrack included and beautiful graphics for its age.

As for downsides, I didn’t find many aside from a few bugs but nothing game breaking.

I really hope that this mix of RTS/RPG returns in the future, anyone who likes fantasy real time strategy games will definitely enjoy this game, I personally count it as one of my favorite strategy games. It’s well worth its price even if you're not that into the RTS genre.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
68.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
I could talk about good and bad of Spellforce for ten hours straight, I don't even know what to write here.
The answer to simple question "Should you play it and is it worth 10$?" — Definitely yes.
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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
55.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
The best strategy game I've ever played. A must have for all strategy games lovers.
This game is quite old so don't expect any high-end graphics or controls.
If you have trouble with playing this game on Windows 7 or Vista you can find an .exe on the official forums. This game has a very long campaign and is very fun in the Coop mode with 2 other players. The content of this game is enormous reaching from 6 races with their own buildings, units and technologies to more than 100 different spells for your avatar.
With over 3 campaigns which tell an epic story and a coop mode with over 40 maps which each take approximately about an hour dependig on how you play this game can be fun for a long time.
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
SpellForce.. this game, almost perfection
>Game Description
To start, SpellForce is a rather well done hybrid of an RPG and an RTS, with both aspects of the game being rather good. Most of the game revolves around your hero, who is a ''Rune Warrior'', and has the ability to activate different types of monuments and such, which are able to summon Avatars, who are weaker heroes, but a force to be reckoned, especially in RPG maps. You're also able to activate monuments of different races, which are able to summon a specific race's workers or warriors(presuming you meet the requirements). Summoning workers or Avatars also consumes
your rune power, which determines the rate at which the workers or Avatars are summoned, and recovers slowly. Now, for the RTS part, it is combined with the RPG part, as you need to find blueprints to be able to build more advanced buildings or units, and you must also find worker runes to increase the power of your units. The game has 3 lenghty campaigns, and a free play mode. As for me, I'm playing the free play mode currently, where you have free choice of what map you play, or what race you play.
Pros : +Lenghty campaign
+Well-done hybrid of RTS and RPG
+Half-naked women in loading screens
+Plenty of hero customization
Cons : -Somewhat bad translation
-Spells require you to find a higher level scroll to level up
-Walking from one part of the map to another can get tiring at times
[8.5/10]
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